Bicornuate Uterus/Septate Uterus etc....anyone had experience??
so i just had a doctor appointment today.
i was there for another reason but brought up we had been TTC with no success for 4 months; long story short my doc looked up an old ultrasound i had done for another reason where there was mention that i may have a bicornuate uterus or possibly septate uterus, it was hard to tell on the ultrasound exactly but they could see an abnomality.
So as a result my doctor is sending me for a test to see just what it is i have.
Im not sure exactly what the test is but they inject dye into the uterus and do some sort of scan.
He said normally they dont look into any fertility issues until you've been TTC at least 9months but because there has been mention of this and it can cause risks he wants to look into it further.
I really dont know much about any of it. I kind of googled but im afraid to look into it too much as i dont want to freak myself out.
Has anyone had experience with these? What did you have to have done? Were you able to conceive and carry a baby to term?
it's especially hard because we haven't told anyone we're TTC so i have no one except you ladies to talk to about it all.
I too have a bicornate uterus and while I haven't concieved yet, I have known about it for a number of years so have been preparing myself for when I did TTC.
From what my Dr. said, in a number of situations, it does depend on how the uterus is "divded", meaning like a more horizontal or vertical division. They will probably find that out once you have the test. But she also told me that MANY, MANY women have normal, healthy pregnancies with a bicornate uterus. Mainly, she said, you would be categorized as a more "high risk" pregnancy and monitored more often to make sure there isn't a premature birth (if the baby runs out of room.)
So, my Dr. said the best solution for me is to get pregnant and see what happens. If it does become and issue, she will go from there, but let me know sometimes the solution (taking out the "divider" surgically is more risky that the pregnancy itself.
Basically, I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it right now. The main point is that it is more common than you think and most women don't who have it don't even know they do and have children just fine. (: Hope this helps a bit!
so i have the ultrasound/dye test this friday!
im pretty nervous about it all! the test in general freaks me out a little because of injecting the dye....but im really worried about the results! im trying not to but its hard not to worry about it.
i have a bicornuate uterus and fell pregnant after 2 months of trying i was pretty lucky but i am having trouble at the moment i am about 6-7 weeks and and have been spotting for 18 days but have been told by another mummy on here who has the same thing that even though you are pregnant the other horn as they call it can still produce a period in a sense so if bub implants in the right horn sometimes the left horn will still menstrate, the pregnancy is often considerd high risk as you are more likely to have miscarriages in later pregnancy and also pretem labor, i dont mean to frighten you or anything but i know when i found out my doc told me nothing and i found out all i could from the ladies on here but its better to know everything to start with good luck and hope you get BFP soon baby dust to you x
My doctor mentioned that I had a "slightly heart-shaped uterus", which is apparently the same thing as a bicornuate uterus, but she mentioned this after my c-section. So for me, I had no trouble getting pregnant (I became pregnant two months after coming off the pill). In my case it caused my baby to be breech, but no other issues (unless you count being pretty uncomfortable during pregancy, but that seems pretty common). The only other thing my doctor said is that because of the shape of the uterus she felt any other babies I had would be breech too, so I would have to continue to have c-sections. Also, I did not even know I had this "condition" until I was in the recovery room after my section as my doctor didn't know until she was in there.
Good luck with your test and try not to worry too much. Hope you get your BFP soon.
Thank ladies. I appreciate any and all information even the "scary" stuff!
I ended up getting there and then not even having the test because they said it was pretty invasive and wouldn't show too much more than we already know so instead I'm being sent for an MRI, who knows when that will be.
On one hand I want to just keep ttc but on the other I'm worried about all the risks because we don't know to what extent the abnormality is yet, it could be almost nothing and fine, or it could pose a lot of risks and problems. So I just don't know what to do.
I just came across your post as I'm about to have a scan for a probably bicornuate uterus.
Just wanted to say I had my son almost a year ago now, and although he was born 6 weeks early he was healthy, and is now a bouncing baby just like any other. It was extremely hard having a premature baby, but the hardest part was probably the shock as I had no idea that there was anything wrong until I was in labour 6 weeks early!
There is an increased chance that you will need to have a c-section as sometimes the babies run out of space to turn so they are often breech or transverse, but I had my son naturally as he was head down from fairly early on. The only other signs I noticed were that he felt very 'one-sided' when I was pregnant and this gave me a lot of rib and back acke as he was stuck quite high up.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know a success story because there are so many scary stories around when you start looking into things.
I came across this thread, thought I'd give my 2 cents...
I was told from my RE that I have a deep septate uterus, as well as PCOS. I had and HSG to confrim everything on 1/4/12, as well as to check my tubes, which were open even though my left one is slightly "deformed", he said it shouldn't pose an issue.
Definition of a Septate Uterus : Where the inside of the uterus is divided by a muscular or fibrous wall, called the septum. The septum may extend only part way into the uterus (partial septate uterus) or it may reach as far as the cervix (complete septate uterus). Partial septates, affecting about 33% of women with abnormalities, are more common than complete septates.
He told me that with my septate uterus, I have more risk for miscarriage. If implantation occurs on the top of my septum, that it is at high risk to end in miscarriage because there is no blood flow or nutrients that baby can get from there...BUT he said sometimes, women have NO issues either. It's kind of a trial and error type thing. When/if I do become pregnant..he said if I keep having miscarraiges, then he will want to most likely go in and take out alot of the septum, which should correct the problem. Only other thing about that, is that it can grow back I think he said...but it would be worth a shot, right!?!
Hope this info helps answer some questions for someone!
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